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is job searching getting you down?

Too many job seekers describe their experience as lonely, long, and confidence-sapping.

The average job search can take up to 6 months, and finding a job you love can be even harder: 
almost 70% of US employees are not engaged -- or are actively disengaged -- at work.

It doesn't have to be this way. 

What we do

We provide free tactical resources, private coaching, and the premier online course for job seekers interested in the structure and step-by-step guidance we've found drives the greatest job search results.

Find it: Our Career Direction Diagnostic (free download here) and exercises help you figure out the right next step for you, tailor your resume and LinkedIn profile to show your competitive edge, and target opportunities you would truly love.

Land it: We offer concrete, step-by-step guidance on how to build relationships into your dream companies, apply with ease, and nail your interviews to make sure you're the candidate who gets the offer. 

Love it: Too many job seekers neglect to negotiate salary and make sure they choose a job they're set up to love! Even then, loving your job is active labor. It takes clear goals, intentional action, self-awareness, and relationship-building expertise that we help you put into practice. 

Whether you're interested in a new position, transitioning to a new industry, or moving up in your current organization, we're here to help you take that next step.  

Who We Are

I'm Liz Cohen, the Founder and Head Coach at Next Step Careers. Throughout my career, working for organizations like LinkedIn, Facebook, Duke University, startups and nonprofits, I've seen firsthand the common needs and struggles of job seekers from all backgrounds.

I believe everyone deserves to land a job they love -- and I know that with our approach, anyone can. Even better, the job search can (and should!) make you a stronger professional and better version of yourself.

At LinkedIn, I worked with experts to create data-driven training programs, and was inspired by the impact of step-by-step guidance on job seekers' confidence and results. I founded Next Step Careers to carry this mission forward:  

Small steps in the right direction can have profound results. 

I've coached hundreds of job seekers to find, land and love their dream jobs. If you're ready to take the next step in your career, I want to help you too.


We've helped our clients land jobs and be successful at companies including:

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Working with Liz was one of the best things to happen to my career. Liz helped me define my ideal role, highlight my existing skill set, and empowered me to present these assets with confidence. What makes working with Liz so effective, and so special, is the delicate balance she strikes between powerful motivator and trusted friend. She provides actionable feedback with a touch of humor and makes the toughest conversations just that much more approachable. With Liz in my corner I was able to secure a role in my dream industry in just a few months. More importantly, I enjoyed the process and learned more than I thought possible.
— Jessica, Chicago IL

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